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SDE - 1
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2 rounds | 4 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Journey
I completed my Engineering in Computer Science Engineering from IIT. Right from the first year, I started learning Java and DSA from GeeksofGeeks. I emphasised more on Competitive coding and used to participate in a lot of coding tests. I was pretty confident on my skills.
Application story
I got a message in my telegram group about the company visiting our campus to hire SDE-Intern. As, It was the peak season for the internships, it was sure that I was going to apply for it. I started preparing accordingly for it.
Why selected/rejected for the role?
I was selected because I had prepared very well for the interviews. I was able to answer all questions efficiently. Interviewer was very impressed by my method of approaching solutions.
Preparation
Duration: 2 months
Topics: Data structures and Algorithms, Machine learning , Object-Oriented Programming System, Competitive Programming, Operating systems.
Tip
Tip

Explain your approach to the interviewer properly by giving examples as it will be more clear to the interviewer. Also, practice lot of graph-based questions as it is the most important interview topic. You can refer to Geeks For Geeks or Coding Ninjas as these were preferred by me mostly while preparing for interviews. 

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: 7 CGPA
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Add only those skills which you are pretty confident and also try to make resume of one page only.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Easy
Online Coding Test
Duration120 minutes
Interview date10 Nov 2020
Coding problem3

This round was coding + MCQ’s round.MCQ’s were easy and coding questions were of medium level.

1. MCQ’s(Total -38)
Problem approach
2. Is it a tree?
Moderate
20m average time
75% success
0/80
Asked in companies
Hexaware TechnologiesPublicis SapientUrban Company (UrbanClap)
Problem approach
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3. Coin change
Moderate
20m average time
80% success
0/80
Asked in companies
InfosysCiscoApple
Problem approach
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02
Round
Easy
Face to Face
Duration120 minutes
Interview date2 Dec 2020
Coding problem1

This was face to face round and the interviewer asked me to tell approach first and then write code for that and after completing the code he also made me dry run the code on his given test cases.

1. Distinct Island
Moderate
25m average time
80% success
0/80
Asked in companies
IBMSamsungMicrosoft
Problem approach
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